Sitting with the C.E.O of Longchamp, along with power-publicist Vanessa von Bismarck, we learned firsthand just how much the initiatives make a transformative difference in these oft-neglected kids lives — and talked to our table-mates about how friggin' lucky we have it (after singing along to Marc Cohn's particularly stirring rendition of "Walking In Memphis," we were all feeling appropriately emo). The fash-pack was out in full effect to lend their support — we chatted to Lily Kwong about her upcoming R29/Ferragamo video (stay tuned, literally), hit the dance floor with social media queen Erika Bearman, and admired the abs on DANNIJO's Danielle Snyder. Despite the torrential rain and fist-clenching traffic caused by Obama's burgeoning BFF-ship with Jay and Bey (sorry, Sandy Kenyon, but your movie reviews are worse than Lindsay Lohan's driving skills), learning how far these New York "children" have come — and seeing our favorite people cheering 'em on (superficial aside — there were some inspiring dresses, too) is a needed reminder of how much more we can give back this fall. Click through to see the chicly charitable girls and guys, then get involved with us, won't you?
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